Lectures and events for 2017-2018
Meetings commence in Gullane Village Hall or Dirleton Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm
The AGM of the Society on April 5th will mark the end of the lecture programme. Watch out for the new programme starting in September 2018
GULLANE AND DIRLETON HISTORY SOCIETY LECTURE SYLLABUS 2017-2018
Meetings in red are held in Dirleton Kirk Hall and in black Gullane Village Hall. All at 7.30pm
|Wednesday 27th September 2017 Gullane Village Hall
Women pilots of Air Transport Auxiliary in WW2 – Spitfire Women.
Women were increasingly employed in the war to ferry new and repaired aircraft to active air stations.
|Thursday 12th October 2017 Dirleton Kirk Hall
Working for a living. Terms and conditions from Palmerston to Lloyd George.
An old family diary led to fascinating insights into living and working conditions in the late 1800s
|Wednesday 8th November 2017 Gullane Village Hall
Burke and Hare’s Edinburgh
|Thursday 7th December 2017 Dirleton Kirk Hall
East Lothian in the early 1950s: Shops and shopping – The Store
Gullane’s Co-op shop was original named Tranent Co-operative. James Herring explains why.
|Wednesday 10th January 2018 Gullane Village Hall
The Lowland Clearances, Scotland’s silent revolution
Andrew Cassell & Peter Aitchison
Clearances of farmers on small holdings took place in the Lowlands unobtrusively.
|Thursday 1st February 2018 Dirleton Kirk Hall
Guides to East Lothian Geology.
The oft turbulent development of the landscape in East Lothian is presented from an unusual angle
|Wednesday 21st February 2018 Gullane Village Hall
History of stained glass
The alchemy of colour and light in ancient ecclesiastical glass is explained
|Thursday 22nd March 2018 Dirleton Kirk Hall
The Magic of the Movies
|AGM||Thursday 5th April 2018 AGM & a presentation(s) by a member(s)|